Finitude's Score

Finitude's Score

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Suspending the distinction between headline news and high theory, Avital Ronell examines the diverse figures of finitude in our modernity: war, guerrilla video, trauma TV, AIDS, music, divorce, sadism, electronic tagging, rumor. Her essays address such questions as, How do rumors kill? How has video become the conscience of TV? How have the police come to be everywhere, even where they are not? Is peace possible? a€œ[W]riting to the community of those who have no communitya€”to those who have known the infiniteness of abandonment, a€ her work explores the possibility, one possibility among many, that a€œthis time we have gone too fara€: a€œOne last word. It is possible that we have gone too far. This possibility has to be considered if we, as a species, as a history, are going to get anywhere at all.a€Essays for the End of the Millennium Avital Ronell. tered by the fast-food temporality that we associate with the proliferation of (hamburger/nuclear) chains and what could be ... In this respect one should not close onea#39;s eyes to the punk look, which not only glues together a safety-pinned ... fix their food or a#39;nukea#39; their bagels, although this mode of preparation is considered dangerous and even banned inanbsp;...

Title:Finitude's Score
Author: Avital Ronell
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 1994

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